Allegorically, Bedroom

by Monarcadia

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All recorded on my iPhone using a four track app within 3 nights spent at my friend's house (I was house sitting for her) in June 2014.

At this stage I'm literally a "bedroom" artist, because I made this album (and those preceding this) in, literally, a bedroom. But I don't get when people use the word "literally" as an unnecessary emphasizer, so, as a joke, I substitute words like "figuratively," "metaphorically," or, in this case, "allegorically," for equally ridiculous and unnecessary emphasis.

All songs (music and lyrics) written and performed by Monarcadia (Alaric W. Lopez).

THERE ARE MOUSE-OVER LINKS NEXT TO EACH TRACK THAT SHOW YOU THE LYRICS. NOT TRUE IN THE BANDCAMP APP.

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released June 27, 2014

Thanks to my brother Colin (Young Hound) for the voicemail chopped and sampled in track 4 (The Dark Singular).

Biggest thank you to Marisol for asking me to house sit for her, knowing full well that I would transform her bedroom into a mini recording studio while she was away. Thank you to Sugar the albino boxer for being my companion during this time.

RIP Lito.

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Track Name: Shmymphony
I can't see
who's watching
galaxies.

I can't see
anything
through you
with you.

Let's just stay here.

I can't walk about things.
Do you see?
See me?
See me?

You can't see me.
Track Name: Defriended
What if I say
I'm gonna find a way
out of you?

One of these days
I'm gonna fly away
when and if you're there.

And I'm sorry but I've got to go.
I hate to say this but my stock in you has been sold.
I wonder why I'm always all alone.
Wonder if you'll ever care.
Wonder if you ever cared
like you said you did.

Go down, away from myself.

When will I change,
find a way out of me?
When will I save
myself from this state?

Couldn't get out of bed I wished I'd fade away.
(We carry on in the night.)
I'm sick of the back door and I've thrown away
my life.
(We'd carry on every night.)

My life.
Track Name: Buried in the Yard
I can't see what I don't know I
FREAK OUT.
I don't see what I don't know I
FREAK OUT.
I don't see what I don't feel I
FREAK OUT.

I can't see you,
I can't free you,
I can't feel you:
I'm dead.

You'll see.

I don't know what I can see I
FREAK OUT
I can feel what I can't feel and
FREAK OUT
When you go outside you see a
LITTLE
ONE LIKE ME AND I CAN SEE YOU
FREAK OUT

We're watching you.

I don't sleep.
Track Name: The Dark Singular (feat. Young Hound)
Transcription of Colin's original voicemail to me:

"...I I just I can't get off the darkness thing it's super weird haha it's literally everywhere, and I'm getting pissed off because...now, my poetic imagination is thinking about how it's a perfect metaphor for everything?? because ok like bear with me here: you are...alone, essentially. You...are born into a body...that you don't...really know...and that frightens you, and, you're, you know, that, it itself is frightened of you and your mind and your body don't really connect in a way. And so you're just sort of this vessel this like empty car that's just sort of going down a street, this, like, dark street, in this weird clustered neighborhood of things but it's totally dark, and, ah, you can see the stars and you can see the planes so you know that far off in the distance, there are people doing normal things and going to their jobs and like, breathing, haha you know? just doing normal day to day life things but you are still there, like you are still alone. Walking along the streets. In the dark. And it's not necessarily... dangerous, because the absence of people is just so evident there's absolutely no one out there: it's just you. You see the lights on in the houses, but there's no one in the windows. You...see the cars on the driveway, but there's no one getting things out there's this--it's almost like the town has been abandoned. I'm walking by the post office right now and ah...it's the same...it's the same thing this is freaking me the fuck out man. There's like 4 empty cars--there's no one out. It's sunday night...in this little suburb on the river...and there's no one out, I'm the only one out..............What am I doing here?"
Track Name: Kind of Life
And if I find a different kind of life,
I want it to breathe a stranger thing than truth.
Want to be you?
When can I choose to hate you, darling?
Argue for blood, and all you get is a sepia photo.

I can't design the way.
I realize death's too certain to wait.
I can't disguise the day.
I feel so much I get really lame.

I need a reason.
I need a reason to care.

When I find that different kind of life,
I want it to be strange, baby rearrange me.
Want to be me?
Why don't you dream and be crazy?
Argue for love, and all you get is your old dirty ways.

I can't design the way.
I realize death's too certain to wait.
I can't disguise the day.
I feel so much I get really lame.

I need a reason.
I need a reason to care.

When she's not in my life
I don't care about life.